Dr. des. Tom Bieling


Senior Researcher
Social Design
E-Mail: tom.bieling [at] udk-berlin.de
Short Bio

Dr. phil. des. Tom Bieling is a senior researcher at Design Research Lab, Postdoc at HAW Hamburg, currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Trento and teaches at NDU St. Pölten. He studied Design at KISD (Köln International School of Design), at the University of Applied Sciences, Cologne (Germany) and Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba (Brasil). He has been a visiting professor at the German University in Cairo (GUC; Faculty of Applied Sciences & Art) since 2011, is Co-Editor of the book series “Design Meanings” and Editor-in-chief at DESIGNABILTIES – Design Research Journal.

Numerous guest lectures and workshops at international universities (e.g. Mumbai, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Cairo, Basel, Bern, Luzern, Milan, Portland, Spokane, Edinburgh, Brussels, Nottingham, Tallinn, Bozen/Bolzano, Trient, Bremen, Budapest, Dresden, Potsdam, Hildesheim, Eindhoven or Rotterdam).

Exhibitions in New York, London, Berlin, Vienna, Manchester, Sheffield, Milano, Brno, St. Gallen, Munich, Dresden,
 St. Etienne, Karlsruhe, St. Gallen, Eindhoven, St. Quirin, Darmstadt, Chemnitz, Paderborn and Cologne.

In his previous work as communication- and interaction- and user experience designer he worked with clients including Daimler-Chrysler, T-Mobile USA, Museum Ludwig, Smart or Dokumentationszentrum für Popkultur. In 2008 his first book “Gender Puppets” was published. Recent books: “Design (&) Activism” (Mimesis), “Gender (&) Design” (Mimesis) and “Inklusion als Entwurf” (Birkhäuser/DeGruyter) to be published in 2019. Tom joined the team in 2007 and was recently announced “Young Innovator of the Year” by the Falling Walls Consortium.

Further info: tombieling.com and designforschung.org

 

[Foto: Kai Hattermann]
Publications

Bieling, T. & Joost, G.  (2017). Hacking Normalcy – Disability from a Design Research Perspective. In Design for All.

Bieling, T., Martins, T. & Joost, G.  (2017). Interactive inclusive – Designing tools for activism and empowerment. In Kent, M. & Ellis, K.: Disability and Social Media; Taylor & Francis, Routledge, London.

Ullrich, W. & Bieling, T.  (2016). Die Kunst als fünfte Gewalt im Staat?. In Die Referentin – Kunst und kulturelle Nahversorgung; Referentin #5. 10-13.

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